An open-door topical show from the mind of broadcaster, producer and
audio-fiddler Jon Holmes of Listen
Against and The Now Show- with
digital consultancy and audio support from the Technical Director of the re-launched
Radiophonic Workshop. It's also a radio comedy access point for a new
generation of satirists who don't write sketches, jokes and one liners, but
instead channel their talents into playing around with sound.
Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new
generation of satirists who don't put pen to paper and instead beaver away on
laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer,
with it's guerrilla approach to satire, is their new playground - bringing
diverse voices together with soundscaping from a gardener, a call-centre worker
and a supermarket delivery driver.
The sounds of The Skewer have been designed to be enhanced through
headphones, attaching you to a late night drip of current events as they melt
into your brain, evoking that feeling of drifting off but with the occasional
uncomfortable sleep-twitch, as though you've accidentally stepped off a kerb.
Freeform, dreamlike, curious, scathing, The Skewer is the home of
the new news jokers.